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Saturday, April 5, 2008

Going Fourth: Brooklyn’s boulevard seems ready for retail

Park Slope: Retail finally looks ready to take off on Fourth Avenue, a dingy thoroughfare that has seen scores of new residential units in the past few years, but has been slow to cast off its identity as a commercial desert between Park Slope and Gowanus. Comments (3)

Park without plants

Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: State officials have turned off the lights on a plan to construct a power plant on the Williamsburg and Greenpoint waterfront — clearing the way for the creation of a long-sought new park. Comment

Yards foes to sing to Supremes

Atlantic Yards: The Atlantic Yards project is heading to the Supreme Court — if the Court will have it, that is. Comments (1)

Protesting Ratner’s honor

Editorial: The Brooklyn Museum has every right to give Bruce Ratner an award. But the institution should not be shocked when its neighbors get angry about it. Comments (3)

Pepper and Potter: a place to stay?

Downtown: A defunct auto dealership that has greeted Brooklyn drivers as they returned over the Manhattan Bridge might start greeting tourists as a hotel. Comment

City pitches its $240M jail plan

Carroll Gardens: The city will pay a developer $240 million to enlarge the currently closed, 11-story, 759-inmate Brooklyn House of Detention into one that holds 1,469 troubled souls, plus boasts ground-floor retail on bustling Atlantic Avenue. Comments (3)

A win in court, but developer still on the Hook

Red Hook: A developer has won what might be a Pyrrhic victory in his battle to build a controversial luxury condo and commercial project in Red Hook — he has defeated the project’s opponents in court, but the real-estate conditions are vastly different than four years ago when the legal war began. Comments (2)

All drawn out

Atlantic Yards: Bruce Ratner will lose $200 million in public money if all lawsuits are not concluded by the end of 2009. Our artist’s take! Comment

Friday, April 4, 2008

EXCLUSIVE: Gehry to Brooklyn Paper: Miss Brooklyn ain’t dead — in fact, she’s hotter than ever

Atlantic Yards: Atlantic Yards architect Frank Gehry told The Brooklyn Paper Thursday night that his “Miss Brooklyn” tower at Atlantic Yards is not dead. In an exclusive interview, he told The Paper that not only will it be built, but it will “look better than anyone imagines.” Comments (3)